South Korean lawmakers approve President Park's pick for prime minister despite questions

February 16, 2015 6:45 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea's ruling party-controlled legislature has approved President Park Geun-hye's choice for prime minister following fierce political wrangling over whether he's fit for the country's No. 2 job.

The National Assembly passed the appointment of Lee Wan Koo in a 148-128 vote Monday. Five lawmakers abstained.

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